Singapore morning news for January 3

Singapore morning news for January 3

 Braced for economic headwinds this year Last year was a better-than-expected year for the Singapore economy, but given the uncertainties that lie ahead, projections for 2019 are more circumspect, and for good reason. — Straits Times Singapore donates record amount via charity site in 2018, half a million on Christmas Last year, Singapore donated S$30 […]

Cambodia morning news for January 2

Cambodia morning news for January 2

2018: A year marked by historic CPP win The ruling party won a landslide victory in polls that garnered both criticism and praise internationally, while the EU began the process of withdrawing access to its ‘EBA’ trade deal and Kem Sokha was released on bail. — Phnom Penh Post Party law amendment divides former opposition […]

Myanmar morning news for January 2

Myanmar morning news for January 2

Military warns media outlets about reports on security, armed conflicts The Tatmadaw (military) has threatened legal action against media organisations that report unverified stories involving security issues and armed conflicts. — The Myanmar Times Recovery expected as China executes BRI: OCBC Bank Myanmar may be in for a tough patch with foreign direct investments declining, […]

Singapore morning news for January 2

Singapore morning news for January 2

 Spore’s 2018 economic growth above expectations, but major uncertainties lie ahead: PM Lee Singapore’s economy could grow at a slower pace in 2019 amid global uncertainties, but the Republic enters its bicentennial year with “renewed vigour and purpose”, as a strong team of younger political leaders is gradually taking over the reins of government. — […]

Cambodia morning news for January 1

Cambodia morning news for January 1

Cambodia’s foreign policy outlook As the international order enters into a multi-polar world, Cambodia, it seems, is adjusting its foreign policy objectives and strategies accordingly. In the new world order, current Cambodian ruling elites believe that Cambodia’s destiny cannot be detached from the Asian powers. — The Khmer Times Solar power plant set for 2019 […]

Myanmar morning news for January 1

Myanmar morning news for January 1

Amnesty International: thanks for the victories, but Myanmar remains a concern To mark its 57th anniversary, the human rights organisation Amnesty International Australia is sharing some of the incredible wins it secured in 2018 through its efforts to end human rights violations. — AEC News Today (HD video) The hottest stories of Myanmar’s 2018 From politics […]

Singapore morning news for January 1

Singapore morning news for January 1

SingHealth cyberattack: COI submits ‘unanimous’ report, to be published on Jan 10 AÂ Committee of Inquiry (COI) report into the SingHealth cyberattack, considered to be the most serious breach of personal data in Singapore’s history, was submitted to Minister-in-charge of Cybersecurity S Iswaran on Monday (Dec 31). — Channel News Asia Singapore’s Lee sounds alarm […]

Thailand morning news for January 1

Thailand morning news for January 1

Thai politicians gear up for first election since military coup After four years in which political speeches, meetings and even putting up party posters were punishable offences, Thai electoral politics are powering back to life ahead of a poll in February. — Financial Times National death toll rises to 236 – Day Four in the […]

Cambodia morning news for December 31

Cambodia morning news for December 31

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen should face graft probe over payments to pro-ruling party media: Observers Cambodia’s Anti-Corruption Unit is obligated to investigate Prime Minister Hun Sen to ensure payments he made to reporters at privately owned, pro-government news outlets weren’t taken from the national budget, observers said Thursday. — Radio Free Asia Viet Nam aids […]

Myanmar morning news for December 31

Myanmar morning news for December 31

Yangon International Airport welcomes six millionth passenger as tourist arrivals drop Yangon International Airport (YIA) has awarded its six millionth passenger of the year, a family of three, with K1 million in cash and other valuable gifts, on December 28. — Myanmar Times China, Myanmar sign MoU on ICT talent development program China’s Huawei telecommunications […]

Singapore morning news for December 31

Singapore morning news for December 31

British Foreign Secretary hails Singapore as model for post-Brexit Britain Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has suggested the UK should follow the example of low-tax Singapore as it forges a new position in the world after Brexit. — Breaking News Britain considering a new military base in S-E Asia, with Singapore or Brunei as possible sites […]

Thailand morning news for December 31

Thailand morning news for December 31

Thailand’s roads turn deadly with 1,633 accidents, 182 deaths and 1,690 injured on the third day of New Years holiday Assistant national police chief Damrongsak Kittiprapat has told Thai Media that the first three days of the 7 dangerous Days of New Year has seen 1,633 accidents, 182 deaths and 1,690 injured with the highest […]

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